On this day in 1856, Richard Coffin of Newbury recorded in his diary: “This AM William and I rode up to Simeon and Amos Pillsbury’s. I carried some beef and gave [it to] them. After we got back, William and Sarah went to Old Town and Pine Island, and I cleaned out the horses and cattle and but little besides.”

— From the collection of the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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